Luai set to announce call on playing future as Panthers remove contract loophole
Jarome Luai is set to finally confirm his future with the Wests Tigers, at a press conference where he will make an announcement on Wednesday afternoon. This has come after the Penrith Panthers reportedly waived the ten day cooling off period.
The talented five-eighth’s future has been the topic of much debate for several months. Having been absent from training with the Panthers after informing teammates 2024 would be his final season with the club, it is expected that he will going to Wests on a monster five year, $6 million dollar deal.
The move would be a much needed grab for new coach Benji Marshall, with the playing group in desperate need of a strong playmaker.
Under the new NRL transfer rules, once an offer is agreed upon for a player to switch clubs there is a ten day cooling off period to give the player’s former club time to negotiate with all parties and potentially come up with a counter offer they would like.
However, the Panthers, who have tabled a reported three year deal worth $2.5 million, have now waived their right to the cooling off period, which enables Luai to officially accept the Tigers’ offer without a delay.
More to come.